ATLANTIC HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP: American International repeats as titlists with three goals in third period to down Canisius | College Hockey | USCHO.com

American International scored three third period goals to break a 2-2 tie and defeat Canisius 5-2 to win its second consecutive Atlantic Hockey championship.

Source: ATLANTIC HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP: American International repeats as titlists with three goals in third period to down Canisius | College Hockey | USCHO.com

This Week in Atlantic Hockey: With NCAA tournament bid at stake, remaining four playoff teams all boasting ‘extreme confidence’ | College Hockey | USCHO.com

There was plenty of excitement in the three Atlantic Hockey quarterfinal series that went ahead, with Army West Point, Canisius and Niagara advancing to Springfield over Sacred Heart, RIT and Robert Morris, respectively.

Source: This Week in Atlantic Hockey: With NCAA tournament bid at stake, remaining four playoff teams all boasting ‘extreme confidence’ | College Hockey | USCHO.com

This Week in Atlantic Hockey: Canisius in upper echelon of conference with Barczewski-Ladd goalie duo ‘getting the job done’ | College Hockey | USCHO.com

At 6-2-0, Canisius is currently in second place in the Atlantic Hockey standings, which are kept this season based on points percentage. The Griffs have captured 18 out of a possible 24 points so far. The magic formula has been special teams and goaltending.

Source: This Week in Atlantic Hockey: Canisius in upper echelon of conference with Barczewski-Ladd goalie duo ‘getting the job done’ | College Hockey | USCHO.com

This Week in Atlantic Hockey: Robert Morris finding secret to healthy season is ‘to manage the scenario and take care of your body’ | College Hockey | USCHO.com

In a season that’s been extraordinary for a number of reasons, Robert Morris has looked to keep things as “normal” as possible. The Colonials have managed to play 17 games so far this season, the most of any Atlantic Hockey team.

Source: This Week in Atlantic Hockey: Robert Morris finding secret to healthy season is ‘to manage the scenario and take care of your body’ | College Hockey | USCHO.com

This Week in Atlantic Hockey: RIT enduring ’emotional roller coaster’ as 2020-21 season moves forward, but ‘grateful to be playing’ | College Hockey | USCHO.com

Rochester Institute of Technology has had seven of its scheduled 17 games postposed so far this season, about average for teams in Atlantic Hockey. The Tigers, who came close to not having a season at all, have had zero players and staff test positive for the coronavirus so far.

Source: This Week in Atlantic Hockey: RIT enduring ’emotional roller coaster’ as 2020-21 season moves forward, but ‘grateful to be playing’ | College Hockey | USCHO.com

This (last) Week in Atlantic Hockey: American International now ‘looking to the future’ with 2019-20 season wiped out | College Hockey | USCHO.com

Words like “historic” and “unbelievable” get thrown around a lot in the sports world, often at things that aren’t really that historic or unbelievable. But in the case of the end of the 2019-20 college hockey season, they’re absolutely appropriate, along with “gut-wrenching,” “painful” and “devastating” (photo: Omar Phillips).

Source: This (last) Week in Atlantic Hockey: American International now ‘looking to the future’ with 2019-20 season wiped out | College Hockey | USCHO.com

This Week in Atlantic Hockey: Canisius looking to ‘put the pedal down all the time’ with Bentley on tap to open playoffs | College Hockey | USCHO.com

In Atlantic Hockey, all 11 teams make the postseason tournament. No matter what kind of regular season you’ve had, the slate is wiped clean and second chances are offered (photo: Marshal Filipowicz/Canisius Athletics).

Source: This Week in Atlantic Hockey: Canisius looking to ‘put the pedal down all the time’ with Bentley on tap to open playoffs | College Hockey | USCHO.com

This Week in Atlantic Hockey: Despite languishing through trying season, Mercyhurst still hanging around, not packing it in | College Hockey | USCHO.com

Rick Gotkin has been behind the Mercyhurst bench for 32 seasons, but he’s never had one quite like this (photo: Ric Kruszynski/Mercyhurst Athletics).

Source: This Week in Atlantic Hockey: Despite languishing through trying season, Mercyhurst still hanging around, not packing it in | College Hockey | USCHO.com

With Bentley series on tap, Canisius breaking down next stretch of games into ‘smaller bites’ | College Hockey | USCHO.com

Teams return from the semester/holiday break with a chance to either use a successful first half as a springboard to more success, or put the past behind them and hope that the break marks a fresh start (photo: tomwolf.smugmug.com).

Source: With Bentley series on tap, Canisius breaking down next stretch of games into ‘smaller bites’ | College Hockey | USCHO.com

After woeful start, Niagara gaining momentum as Purple Eagles ‘on this train ride to be the best team we can be’ | College Hockey | USCHO.com

After opening the season 0-8-1, Niagara has put together three wins in a row. It started on Nov. 16 with a big 5-3 victory over archrival Canisius, followed up by a home-and-home sweep of Mercyhurst (photo: Niagara Athletics).

Source: After woeful start, Niagara gaining momentum as Purple Eagles ‘on this train ride to be the best team we can be’ | College Hockey | USCHO.com

Despite slow start, Air Force coach Serratore not worried, says ‘this is a resilient group’ | College Hockey | USCHO.com

Air Force struggled out of the gate, going winless in the team’s first seven games, unprecedented in the 23 years coach Frank Serratore has been behind the Air Force bench (photo: Omar Phillips).

Source: Despite slow start, Air Force coach Serratore not worried, says ‘this is a resilient group’ | College Hockey | USCHO.com